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A coalition of opposition groups claims that density is bad for the environment, and that the Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan should be stopped.
November 30, 2018, 6am PST
Any aambitious plan will have to change on its way to adoption. The Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan not only kept many of its core ambitions intact through the political process, but expanded them.
November 29, 2018, 9am PST
They had to wait the better part of a year, but two major transit projects finally have the funding Congress allocated in March.
November 25, 2018, 5am PST
One of the most ambitious comprehensive plans of a major city in the United States is headed to approval, after amendments and compromises garnered the necessary political support among city councilmembers.
November 23, 2018, 9am PST
Democratic candidate Tim Walz was not shy about his intention to hike the gas tax to pay for improvements for roads and public transit, and he was predictably slammed by his Republican opponent. Similar scenarios played out in Wisconsin and Michigan.
November 23, 2018, 7am PST
A yearlong renovation of the High Bridge in St. Paul will wrap up next month.
November 6, 2018, 2pm PST
Minneapolis is stepping up enforcement of snow removal scofflaws and considering taking on the job of clearing sidewalks in the name of walkability.
October 19, 2018, 11am PDT
While the Twin Cities area continues to rank highly among U.S. metro areas for impressive employment and homeownership rates and low poverty rate, it also has the nation’s largest disparities.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
October 18, 2018, 7am PDT
The Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) movement has take hold in the Twin Cities. Now ADUs are allowed all over the city of St. Paul.
October 17, 2018, 8am PDT
More evidence that the Federal Transit Administration under the Trump Administration isn't interested in capital investments.
October 15, 2018, 9am PDT
A parcel-by-parcel map of zoning changes included in the Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan.
October 12, 2018, 5am PDT
Occupying a site where Ford once manufactured automobiles, the eco-friendly, mixed-income development seeks to add 3,800 units of housing over the next decade.
October 10, 2018, 10am PDT
For the first time, the state of Minnesota is offering money specifically for urban agriculture, in a win for urban farmers who want to challenge the notion that agriculture is necessarily a rural enterprise.
October 7, 2018, 11am PDT
A report discusses how rising temperatures affect the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and how those effects can be mitigated.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
October 4, 2018, 7am PDT
The Metropolitan Council regional planning organization is looking for better data on how people move around the Twin Cities.
October 3, 2018, 11am PDT
A looping in Downtown St. Paul is at risk after Ramsey County commissioners threaten to scuttle the project.
October 1, 2018, 10am PDT
Minneapolis planners have released a revise draft of the Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan, cutting back on some of the plan's most controversial aspects, but still maintaining an ambitiously urban approach.
September 21, 2018, 1pm PDT
A plan that would change zoning along a key stretch of Marshall Avenue in St. Paul has been called both an upzoning and a downzoning. It's got a little bit of both.
September 20, 2018, 10am PDT
It's a familiar story: artists who flocked to an underused district for the low prices and plentiful space now find themselves inundated by new money, newcomers, and lots of craft beer.
September 12, 2018, 2pm PDT
East Town, also known as Downtown East, used to be "weed strewn lots and abandoned rail yards."